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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta of the United States estimates that the government of Israel will decide to attack Iran in the coming months, according to a Thursday report by the Washington Post. Panetta believes Israel will attack in April, May or June, before Iran enters what Defense Minister Ehud Barak has referred to as a "zone of immunity" to start building a nuclear weapon.
Netanyahu doesn’t want to leave the fate of Israel dependent on American action.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes there is "a strong likelihood" that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June, according to the Washington Post's David Ignatius.
Israel believes that after this time, Iran will have entered a “zone of immunity” that will enable it to build a nuclear bomb at its leisure, Ignatius wrote. Defense Minister Ehud Barak used the same words Thursday in his speech at the Herzliya Conference.
U.S. Worries Israel is about to Strike Iran – Washington Post
President Obama and Panetta cautioned Israel against an attack, because they believe it would derail "increasingly successful international economic sanctions" against Iran.
Fmr. IDF Head Halutz: Iran Threat 'Not Existential'
"Iran poses a serious threat but not an existential one," said former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz at the Herzliya Conference Thursday. "The use of this terminology is misleading. If it is intended to give a message in favor of attacking in Iran, it is a mistake."
"The option to use force is a last resort and it should be carried out only when there is no other choice, and be led by others," he added.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
LOL sorry man, I just realized i posted this article on another thread of yours. I had not seen this thread yet at that time...
They are out of control and have Iran backed into a corner. I just hope Russia or someone steps in and stops this, even though that's doubtful. We all know Obama's tough talk is nothing but a charade.